ADD207 Mount Pleasant - Financial viability and Daylight/sunlight Appraisal

Type of decision: 
Assistant Director's decision
Code: 
ADD207
Date signed: 
23 July 2014
Decision by: 
Stewart Murray, Assistant Director of Planning

Executive summary

The Mayor has directed that he will act as the Local Planning Authority for the purposes of determining a planning application at the Mount Pleasant Sorting Office in Farringdon, within the boroughs of Camden and Islington.

In order to satisfy the Mayor that the proposed development would deliver the maximum reasonable amount of affordable housing, the GLA needs to commission an independent financial appraisal of the scheme.

Furthermore, in order to be satisfied about the daylight and sunlight implications of the scheme, noting that the two boroughs have raised objections on this aspect of the scheme, an independent daylight and sunlight appraisal is also required.

The GLA will subsequently recover the full cost of the work from the applicant.

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